John R. Noguez became the 26th Assessor of Los Angeles County, following his election in November 2010 with nearly one million votes.
Mr. Noguez joined the Assessor's Department 25 years ago as a student worker and rose steadily through the ranks to hold the position of Appraiser Specialist, focusing on major business properties, including banks and shopping centers, as well as historic structures such as the Bradbury Building, and inner city condominium conversions. He later worked as Special Assistant to former Assessors Robert Quon and Rick Auerbach, including serving as their liaison with realtor, homeowner and community organizations.
The Assessor holds a California State Board of Equalization Advanced Appraisal Certificate and attended Cal State University, Los Angeles, concentrating on real estate studies in the School of Finance.
While pursuing his career in the Assessor's Department, Mr. Noguez also was elected to office in the City of Huntington Park in 2000, where he served a decade as Mayor, Member of the City Council and City Clerk.
He has also been a government leader in several significant positions, having served as President of the League of California Cities, Los Angeles Division, and Secretary/Treasurer of the California Contract Cities Association.
A native Angeleno, Assessor Noguez, 46, was born at Kaiser Hospital in Hollywood and raised in the multi-cultural Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles.
Mr. Noguez is the first Assessor of Hispanic heritage elected to office in 124 years and represents all 10 million residents of Los Angeles County, as does the Sheriff and District Attorney.